The reported demise of traditional country music may well have been premature. Artists like Sturgill Simpson, Kacey Musgraves, and Chris Stapleton have proven that the music is not only alive and well, but fans are eagerly embracing the sound.
Now, comes Kentucky singer/songwriter, Sarah Patrick. She plays guitar and is most comfortable in a t-shirt and jeans. She loves the music of Loretta Lynn and Lynyrd Skynyrd. Sarah Patrick doesn't just act country ... she is country. And now, she is poised to release her debut album on Nashville America Records (NAR).The title cut, "The Woman I Am," written by country music legend, David Frizzell, has already been released to radio, and the album will be available on Friday, June 15, 2018. A 2nd single is planned for release that day.
For decades, Nashville America Records has been the label home for David Frizzell's individual projects as well as the renowned Frizzell & Friends collaborations produced by the country music icon. Those collaborations have included projects with Merle Haggard, Crystal Gayle, Johnny Lee, Gene Watson, T. Graham Brown, Lacy J. Dalton, Jimmy Fortune (Statler Brothers), John Cowan (New Grass Revival), and many more top names. After being invited by a friend to hear Sarah Patrick perform, Frizzell soon signed the young singer/songwriter to his label. Reminiscent of a young Loretta Lynn, Sarah writes songs about life's joys and challenges: love, motherhood, romance, heartbreak and disappointment.
"Sarah reminded me of Loretta from the start," Frizzell says. "She has that same honesty and determination mixed with vulnerability."
With some of Nashville's top session players, and Frizzell in the producer's chair, Sarah began working on her debut NAR album in late 2017. The project includes timeless covers and three of Sarah's own original songs.
"I just feel so grateful and blessed," Sarah says. "This has been the most amazing experience and I'm just so eager to share this music and see where the journey takes me. I love traditional country music and I hope everyone enjoys this album, but I have to say, there’s a lot here for the girls!" Indeed, The Woman I Am is replete with songs full of love and heartbreak, attitude and empowerment.
Raised in a tightknit family with loving parents and one older brother, Sarah discovered the music of artists like Loretta Lynn, Miranda Lambert, Ashton Shepherd, Patty Loveless, Reba McEntire, Trisha Yearwood, and Tammy Wynette as a young girl. These women's songs became the soundtrack of her life; the place to which Sarah would turn in times of joy, celebration, through new love and breakups, finding jobs and leaving jobs, becoming a mother and more. Eventually, she began to write songs of her own, and ultimately began performing at local venues, sharing both covers and original songs.
Sarah began sharing videos online, and was soon invited to perform at a club near her home. Although she'd never been onstage, Sarah felt right at home. Over time, she began to add her original songs to the list of classic covers in her sets. When she's not writing, performing, or searching for a quiet corner of the house to record a song to share on social media, Sarah loves to fish, play basketball, read (autobiographies are her favorite), and more than anything, simply hang out and play with her two young daughters.
Sarah has been performing regularly in her home state of Kentucky, and touring with Frizzell. She will appear at the inaugural LeftyFest Music Festival in Corsicana, Texas on June 16, sharing the bill with Frizzell, Lacy J Dalton, Paulette Carlson (of the band Highway 101), Marty Haggard, Allen Frizzell and Aaron Copeland. The festival honors the enduring musical legacy of Lefty Frizzell.
THE WOMAN I AM - 6.15.18
(Nashville America Records)
The Woman I Am
That’s The Way Love Goes
I’m Right Here
In A Woman’s Way
I Ain’t No Angel
He Loved Me He Loves Me Not
I Won’t Be Your Trophy
You Ain’t Woman Enough (To Take My Man)
I Wish That I Could Hurt That Way Again
Give A Little More Love